The President of the Antigonish Skate Park Association says the project is a finalist in a major funding competition.
Jason Mason says the park is one of four finalists in the Kraft Heinz Project Play competition, for which the top prize is $250,000.
He says that is around one-third of what the entire cost of the project would be.
Mason tells The Hawk the prize would be a game changer for Antigonish.
“This is $250,000 that comes to Antigonish and stays in Antigonish, that’s really big for everybody in the community,” he says. “Even if you’re not going to be at the skate park you’re going to get a quarter of a million dollars staying in Antigonish.”
Mason says they will automatically receive $25,000 for being finalist for the Kraft Heinz competition.
He says a team mate entered them late into the contest.
Mason says they will have other forms of fundraising coming soon.
“The fundraising were still in the early stages right now, we just finalized our final board member,” he says. “We’ll be getting our bank set up in the next couple of days.”
Mason says they also have merchandise for sale.
Voting for the Kraft Heinz Project Play contest is unlimited and ends tonight at midnight.
The link to vote for Antigonish is here
The contest winner will be announced Oct. 28.